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Brooklyn, New York.
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'Can I Get A...' Single
East Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap
Confident, Brash, Rousing, Bravado, Angry, Volatile, Aggressive, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Confrontational, Hostile, Rebellious, Stylish, Thuggish, Provocative, Menacing, Literate, Exuberant, Harsh, Energetic, Visceral
Soundtrack, Producer, Actor/Actress
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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving thirteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. He was ranked so by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Two of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) are considered landmarks in the genre with both of them being ranked in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Blender, included the former on their 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die.
Jay-Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, is part-owner of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with twelve. Jay-Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist.
He married American R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008. On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as the 10th most successful artist of the 2000's by Billboard and ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent.
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Eli Whitney High School, George Westinghouse Information Technology High School, Trenton Central High School
www.defjam.com/jayz, www.jay-z.com, www.jayzonline.com, www.myspace.com/jayz
Full Name at Birth
Shawn Corey Carter
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Blue Ivy Carter (Daughter)
Kanye West (rapper), Chris Martin (singer), Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay-Z (sometimes styled Jay Z or JAY Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2012, Forbes estimated Carter's net worth at nearly $500 million. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving 17 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all time, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003), are considered landmarks in the genre with all of them featured in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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Posted by brian 8 months ago
what a hot band. love all their music
Posted by Joe 8 months ago
Would love to meet you before I die,
Posted by greg fischer 8 months ago
We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
Posted by Michael Wren 8 months ago
You can find the statue proposal on Kickstarter dot com